Negligent Security Lawyer in Atlanta

A negligent security lawyer in Atlanta works for your benefit when you or your loved one have been injured on another’s property.

Many victims of violent crime who are attacked at a business are not aware of their legal rights. Under Georgia law, tenants at an apartment complex, guests of a hotel, and customers at a store, restaurant or other business have the right to expect the business to keep their property safe from dangerous conditions, including criminal activity.


Georgia Premises Liability Law Violations Drive the Need for a Negligent Security Lawyer.

According to Georgia premises liability law, a business or property owner has a greater responsibility to provide appropriate security if they are aware of a potentially dangerous condition, foreseeable crimes, or previous criminal offenses that occurred on the premises. The more diligently the business or property owner attends to the security of their property, the less likely a criminal act will happen.

Negligent security includes, but is not limited to:

  • Insufficient alarm system
  • Lack of fencing
  • Lack of gates
  • Poorly functioning or no security cameras
  • Malfunctioning or missing door or window locks
  • No door peepholes
  • No security patrol or poorly trained security personnel
  • Poor or no lighting
  • Inadequate warnings that a crime occurred on the property

When someone responsible for providing security fails to do so, they may be held accountable for any injuries sustained as a result. You may have a negligent security case if you were assaulted on someone else’s property, but you may not know how to proceed.

Call the crime victim attorneys at Deitch + Rogers today to get started with your claim.

How Does a Negligent Security Claim work?

A negligent security claim arises when someone has a legal responsibility to provide a safe and secure place for guests of their property (ex: tenants of apartment complexes, commercial businesses’ customers, hotel or motel guests, patients of hospitals, nursing homes, or treatment facilities, retail establishment shoppers or diners, school or college students and teachers) but fails to do so.

This failure to provide proper security measures by the business owner or commercial property manager may occur because of:

  • Cutting corners on security measures to save money
  • Failure to warn of dangerous conditions or persons
  • Inexperience
  • Inadequate employee training
  • Negligent hiring of employees

A property owner’s failure to protect customers with reasonable security measures makes it more likely that violent crimes will occur, often resulting in lifelong suffering from emotional and physical injury and sometimes even wrongful death. 

Generally, police are called in to investigate, talk to the crime victims, get statements from witnesses, gather evidence, and attempt to identify and arrest the criminal. Assuming someone is arrested, the criminal prosecutor will build a criminal case against them and proceed to criminal court to obtain a conviction against the criminal defendant.

In addition to a criminal case, victims have the right to hold the property manager or owner responsible for negligently ignoring or failing to prove sufficient security to keep the victim safe from harm.

Deitch + Rogers’ team of Atlanta premises liability lawyers can represent the personal injury victims in a negligent security case and can help assess what security measures should have been implemented by the business or property owner. This information is vital when filing a negligent security civil law claim against the business or property owner.

The Results of Negligent Security

Effective security measures such as locks on windows and doors, security cameras, security officer patrols, adequate lighting in public area hallways, pathways, parking lots, gates, and fencing are all deterrents to crime. Negligent security can result in a variety of violent crimes, including:

  • Armed robbery
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Child abuse or molestation
  • Mass shootings
  • Murder
  • Sexual offenses, including rape and sexual assault

Crime victims can suffer severe physical injuries including brain injury, paralysis, or permanent disfigurement. In many cases, the emotional trauma of the experience can cause anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder that can last a lifetime.

Few victims are aware that a criminal conviction will not provide any monetary compensation for their pain from injuries or suffering from the trauma of being a crime victim. Deitch + Rogers can explain how a civil personal injury lawsuit can get you the compensation you deserve.  Contact us for a free consultation.

Who Is Responsible for Providing Security?

Depending on the details of the case, determining who is liable for providing security may be difficult. A skilled security lawyer may be able to determine who is liable. Among the potentially guilty parties are:

  1. Landlords
  2. Managers
  3. Security firms
  4. Property owners

Either one or a combination of the listed parties could be held responsible for damages resulting from the lack of adequate security. This includes physical pain and injuries from a crime or theft and emotional damages for suffering.

You may benefit from the advice and representation of negligent security lawyers after a crime is committed. Schedule a free consultation with the Crime Victim Law Group today.

Penalties for Negligent Security

Negligent security claims can have severe consequences for property and business owners. Property managers and owners have a legal duty to keep their location safe, and inadequate security measures can result in negligent security civil lawsuits.

Not only should the negligent property manager or owner have to spend money, time, and resources to fix the issue,they should also be required to compensate anyone hurt on the premises due to their inaction.

How Can a Negligent Security Lawyer Help You?

If successful, a negligent security lawsuit can provide financial security and emotional peace of mind. A negligent security lawyer can provide legal advice on how to proceed. They can also represent you in your premises liability lawsuit.

A premises liability attorney can help you by:

  • Investigating your case and gathering evidence
  • Providing information and resources
  • Preparing you for court
  • Negotiating an equitable settlement
  • Arguing your case in court

The skilled team of attorneys at Deitch + Rogers seeks to help crime victim clients obtain compensation for their physical pain and injuries as well as their emotional suffering. Money can’t undo what happened, but it is the only recourse under the law — and it may help ease your worries during your recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Liable for Negligent Security Compensation?

There are many cases where people have been harmed due to negligence on the part of landlords, property managers, property owners, security companies, and the like. Georgia premises law clearly states the liability of such parties for failure to keep their premises safe from danger.

What Are Some Examples of Negligent Security Compensation?

The term negligent security compensation is often used in cases involving injury or death from an accident or crime injury on the company’s premises. Victims may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Past physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Future physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Loss of companionship

How Do You Determine Whether You Have a Negligent Security Claim?

Negligence is a legal term defined as “the failure to do something that a reasonable person would do or the doing of something that a reasonable person would not do.” The elements of a negligence claim are:

  1. Duty: This exists when one party owes the other party a responsibility.
  2. Breach: This occurs when the person fails to perform their duty under the law or contract.
  3. Causation: The loss or injury is caused by the failure to perform the duty.

For more than 30 years, Deitch + Rogers has been a pioneering force in the field of Georgia premises liability. We have handled more negligent security cases than any other law firm in the State of Georgia. Our firm represents crime victims in negligent security cases at the state and federal level.

As Atlanta’s top negligent security law firm, Deitch & Rogers is dedicated to helping crime victims hold negligent property owners accountable. It’s all we do, and our successful results show we do it very well!  Call the Crime Victim Attorneys of Deitch + Rogers at (770) 394-9000 or fill out the contact form  for a free case evaluation.

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